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Nectar in a Sieve Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part 1, Chapters 13 and 14 Summary

Kamala Purnaiya Taylor
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Part 1, Chapters 13 and 14 Summary

Soon after the three sons leave home, a seemingly endless drought sets in, shriveling the rice and vegetable crops of Nathan and Rukmani's farm. The parched weather is relentless, as is the landlord's collector, who reluctantly agrees to accept half the payment Nathan owes on the farm. This is a small grace. Nathan and Rukmani still must sell some of their belongings, including their bullocks and the red wedding sari.

Eventually the rains do come, but the relief is too late for this year's crop. The small family is left with no food or resources. Nathan sows the rice paddy as soon as possible, and Rukmani is forced to dip into the rice stored for emergency use. The rice is divided into twenty-four small portions and hidden so that the family can eat for at least twenty-four more days. Rukmani is desperate because...

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